Special Collections


Seeds of Success

Seeds of Success (SOS) is the national native seed collection program, led by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in partnership with a variety of federal agencies and non-federal organizations. SOS’s mission is to collect wildland native seed for research, development, germplasm conservation, and ecosystem restoration.

Last Update: 2019-03-13

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scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
Acer rubrum Red Maple Perennial Tree 50–115 ft. detail
Agalinis purpurea Purple False Foxglove Annual Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Ageratina altissima var. altissima Common Milk-poison Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
Aletris farinosa White Colicroot Perennial Forb/herb 1-3.5 ft. detail
Alnus serrulata Tag Alder Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 feet detail
Ammophila breviligulata American Beach-grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 4-8 ft. detail
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy Bluestem Perennial Graminoid detail
Andropogon ternarius var. ternarius Splitbeard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid detail
Aralia spinosa Devil’s Walkingstick Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-15 ft. detail
Aristida purpurascens Arrowfeather Threeawn Perennial Graminoid detail
Aristida purpurascens var. virgata Arrowfeather Threeawn Perennial Graminoid detail
Aristida tuberculosa Seabeach Needlegrass Annual Graminoid detail
Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 ft. detail
Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Baccharis halimifolia Eastern Baccharis Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Bidens aristosa Ditch-daisy Annual, Biennial Forb/herb to 6 ft. detail
Bidens laevis Showy Bur-marigold Annual, Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. (occasionally to 7 ft.) detail
Bolboschoenus robustus Saltmarsh Bulrush detail
Borrichia frutescens Silver Seaside Oxeye Perennial Subshrub 1/2-5 ft. detail
Cakile edentula Northeastern Sea Rocket Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Carex alata Broad-winged Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex glaucescens Southern Waxy Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex lurida Sallow Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carphephorus bellidifolius Sandywoods Chaffhead Perennial Forb/herb 1-1 3/4 ft. detail
Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 13-50 ft. detail
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
Cenchrus tribuloides Dune Sandspur Annual Graminoid detail
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Chamaecrista fasciculata Common Partridge Pea Annual Forb/herb 6-22 in. detail
Chamaecrista nictitans Sensitive Partridge Pea Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-20 in. detail
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar Perennial Tree up to 50 ft. detail
Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats Perennial Graminoid 2 ft. detail
Chrysopsis gossypina ssp. gossypina Cottony Goldenaster Perennial Forb/herb detail
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Golden-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Cladium mariscoides Fen-sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood Perennial Shrub height and Spread 6 - 12 feet detail
Cyperus filicinus Fern Flatsedge Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
Cyperus flavicomus White-edged Flatsedge Annual Graminoid detail
Cyperus grayi Gray’s Flatsedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Cyperus haspan Sheathed Flatsedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Cyperus odoratus Fragrant Flatsedge Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
Cyperus strigosus False Nutsedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Cyrilla racemiflora Titi Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
Danthonia sericea Silky Oat-grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Danthonia spicata Moonshine Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Decodon verticillatus Peatweed Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Dichanthelium scoparium Velvet Witchgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Diospyros virginiana American Persimmon Perennial Tree 35-60 ft. detail
Distichlis spicata Saltgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Eleocharis cellulosa Gulf Coast Spikerush Perennial Graminoid detail
Eleocharis fallax Creeping Spikerush Perennial Graminoid detail
Eleocharis obtusa Blunt Spikerush Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
Eleocharis parvula Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
Eleocharis quadrangulata Squarestem Spikerush Perennial Graminoid detail
Eleocharis tuberculosa Large-tubercled Spikerush Perennial Graminoid detail
Eragrostis hirsuta Bigtop Lovegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Eupatorium hyssopifolium Hyssopleaf Eupatorium Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Eupatorium semiserratum Smallflower Thoroughwort Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-5 ft. detail
Euthamia caroliniana Slender Goldentop Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Fimbristylis annua Annual Fimbry Annual Graminoid detail
Fimbristylis autumnalis Slender Fimbry Annual Graminoid detail
Fimbristylis castanea Marsh Fimbry Perennial Graminoid detail
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash Perennial Tree (10–)15–25(–45) m tall. detail
Fraxinus profunda Pumpkin Ash Perennial Tree detail
Fuirena pumila Dwarf Umbrella-sedge Annual Graminoid detail
Gaillardia pulchella Blanket-flower Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Glyceria septentrionalis Eastern Mannagrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Glyceria striata Fowl Mannagrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Helenium autumnale Common Sneezeweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Heterotheca subaxillaris Camphorweed Annual Forb/herb 2-6 1/2 ft. detail
Hibiscus moscheutos Crimson-eyed Rose-mallow Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
Hudsonia tomentosa Woolly Beach-heather Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 4-8 in. detail
Ilex glabra Inkberry Perennial Shrub 5-8 ft. detail
Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
Ilex verticillata Common Winterberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. detail
Iris versicolor Harlequin Blueflag Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft.; width 3-4 ft. detail
Iva frutescens Southern Maritime Marsh-elder Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Iva imbricata Dune Marsh-elder Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Juncus biflorus Large Grass-leaved Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Juncus canadensis Canadian Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Juncus coriaceus Leathery Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Juncus effusus Common Rush Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
Juncus gerardii var. gerardii Saltmeadow Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Juncus roemerianus Black Needle Rush Perennial Graminoid 1-3 ft. detail
Juncus scirpoides Needlepod Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Juniperus virginiana Eastern Redcedar Perennial Tree (2–)10–20(–37) m tall. detail
Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Kosteletzkya virginica Seashore-mallow Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 5-6 ft. detail
Lachnanthes caroliniana Redroot 1-3 ft. detail
Lechea maritima Beach Pinweed Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Lechea mucronata Hairy Pinweed Perennial Forb/herb 8-36 in. detail
Leersia oryzoides Rice Cutgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Liatris pilosa Shaggy Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Limonium carolinianum Carolina Sea-lavender Perennial Forb/herb 8-28 in. detail
Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-9 ft. detail
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Ludwigia alternifolia Alternate-leaf Seedbox Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Lyonia ligustrina Maleberry Perennial Shrub detail
Lythrum lineare Narrowleaf Loosestrife Perennial Forb/herb 18-48 in. detail
Marshallia obovata Spoonshape Barbara's Buttons Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Mikania scandens Climbing Hempweed Perennial Vine, Forb/herb detail
Monarda punctata Eastern Horse-mint Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Morella pensylvanica Northern Bayberry Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Nyssa aquatica Water Tupelo Perennial Tree detail
Oenothera biennis Common Evening-primrose Biennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Opuntia humifusa Eastern Prickly Pear Perennial Shrub to 2 feet or more detail
Panicum amarum Bitter Panicgrass Perennial Graminoid 4-5 ft. detail
Panicum anceps Beaked Panic Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Panicum rigidulum var. rigidulum Redtop Panicgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass Perennial Graminoid 4-5 ft. detail
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Perennial Vine detail
Paspalum boscianum Bull Paspalum Annual Graminoid detail
Phytolacca americana American Pokeweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
Pinus serotina Marsh Pine Perennial Tree detail
Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
Pinus virginiana Jersey Pine Perennial Tree (5–)10–20(–30) m tall. detail
Piptochaetium avenaceum Eastern Needlegrass Perennial Graminoid 3 ft. detail
Pityopsis graminifolia Narrowleaf Silkgrass Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia Narrowleaf Silkgrass Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Pluchea odorata Saltmarsh Fleabane Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Polygonum arifolium Halberdleaf Tearthumb Annual Vine, Forb/herb detail
Polygonum sagittatum Arrowleaf Tearthumb Annual, Perennial Vine, Forb/herb detail
Pontederia cordata Heartleaf Pickerelweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Prunus serotina Black Cherry Perennial Tree, Shrub to 50 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum flexuosum Appalachian Mountainmint Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 1/2 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Rhexia mariana Maryland Meadowbeauty Perennial Forb/herb to 32 in. detail
Rhexia nashii Hairy Meadow-beauty Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Rhus copallinum Winged Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 9-15 ft. detail
Rhynchospora capitellata Brownish Beaksedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Rosa carolina Carolina Rose Perennial Subshrub height and spread 3-6 ft. detail
Rosa palustris Swamp Rose Perennial Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
Rubus hispidus Swamp Dewberry Perennial Subshrub detail
Rubus pensilvanicus Eastern Blackberry Perennial Subshrub detail
Sabatia angularis Common Marsh-pink Annual Forb/herb 8-32 in. detail
Saccharum alopecuroides Silver Plumegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Saccharum giganteum Perennial Graminoid detail
Sacciolepis striata American Cupscale Perennial Graminoid detail
Sagittaria lancifolia var. media 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
Sagittaria latifolia Broadleaf Arrowhead Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
Salicornia bigelovii Dwarf Glasswort Annual Forb/herb 2-16 in. detail
Salicornia depressa Virginia Glasswort Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub detail
Salix nigra Black Willow Perennial Tree to 60 ft detail
Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf Sage Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis American Black Elderberry Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Saururus cernuus Lizard’s Tail Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Schizachyrium littorale Seaside Little Bluestem Perennial Graminoid detail
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 2-3 ft. detail
Schoenoplectus americanus Olney Threesquare Perennial Graminoid detail
Schoenoplectus pungens Common Threesquare Perennial Graminoid detail
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Softstem Bulrush Perennial Graminoid detail
Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Scutellaria integrifolia Large-flower Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Sesbania herbacea Coffee-weed Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Setaria magna Saltmarsh Foxtail-grass Annual Graminoid detail
Smallanthus uvedalius Bearsfoot Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
Smilax laurifolia Bamboo-vine Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
Smilax rotundifolia Bullbriar Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
Solidago fistulosa Pine Barren Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-5 ft. detail
Solidago juncea Early Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Solidago nemoralis Eastern Gray Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-3 ft. detail
Solidago odora Anise-scented Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Solidago sempervirens Seaside Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 feet detail
Sorghastrum elliottii Long-bristle Indiangrass Perennial Graminoid 6 ft. detail
Sorghastrum nutans Yellow Indiangrass Perennial Graminoid 6 ft. detail
Sparganium americanum American Bur-reed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Spartina cynosuroides Giant Cordgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Spiraea tomentosa Hardhack Perennial Shrub 2-4 ft.: width 3-6 ft. detail
Strophostyles helvola Amberique-bean Annual Vine, Forb/herb to 6 ft. (long) detail
Suaeda linearis Southern Sea-blite Annual Subshrub, Forb/herb 6–36 in. detail
Symphyotrichum subulatum Eastern Salt-marsh Aster Annual, Biennial Forb/herb detail
Symphyotrichum tenuifolium Perennial Salt-marsh Aster Perennial Forb/herb detail
Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Perennial Tree 50-70 ft. detail
Teucrium canadense Canada Germander Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Thalictrum pubescens Common Tall Meadowrue Perennial Forb/herb 4-5 ft. detail
Triadenum virginicum Virginia Marsh St. Johnswort Perennial Forb/herb detail
Trichostema dichotomum Forked Bluecurls Annual Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Tridens flavus Tall Redtop Perennial Graminoid detail
Tripsacum dactyloides Gama Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Typha angustifolia Narrowleaf Cattail Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Typha latifolia Broadleaf Cattail Perennial Forb/herb 5-10 ft. detail
Uniola paniculata Sea Oats Perennial Graminoid detail
Vaccinium fuscatum Black Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub to 15 ft detail
Verbesina occidentalis Southern Crownbeard Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
Viburnum dentatum Southern Arrowwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-8 ft. detail
Viburnum nudum Possumhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 15 feet detail
Xyris difformis Bog Yelloweyed Grass Perennial Forb/herb 8-30 in. detail
Xyris fimbriata Giant Yellow-eyed Grass Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail